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Senior Procurement Manager Job in Kenya - NGO

International Rescue Committee
Senior Procurement Manager
Sector: Procurement           
Location:  Kenya           
Employee Type:Regular           
Employee Category: Full Time           

Background / IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. 

Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 

At work today in over 30 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview / Summary: Develop tailored supply plans for each category and country.  Establish long-term agreements with high-quality suppliers to reduce transactional work and receive better terms.  

Ensure all procurement is done through the supply chain team to eliminate “shadow” spend.  Develop world-class partnerships with suppliers and other organizations. 

The Senior Procurement Manager has the responsibility for the development and maintenance of strategic initiatives within assigned sourcing categories of responsibility.  

Specific responsibilities include development of category strategies, supplier negotiations, identification of cost saving opportunities and overall management of supplier relationships.  

A good proportion of the total category spend and suppliers will not be managed directly; however, the senior procurement manager will need to consider the total spend within the strategy, provide support and oversight.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Identify high spend regional categories for goods and services by collaborating with supply chain teams based within countries and regions
  • Spearhead sourcing of various categories including construction, freight, program supplies and office supplies
  • Demonstrate significant expertise in contract negotiations and cost management
  • Develop category strategies
  • Manage RFX, RFP process
  • Cultivate supplier relationships
  • Lead strategic supplier relationship management to continually identify process improvements and cost reduction opportunities
  • Maintain relationships with various business functions across the organization including legal, regional/country offices, marketing
  • Well versed in analysis of spend data and cost models for continuous improvement
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand and track inventory levels
  • Develop supplier score cards and other analytics to enable team to effectively manage supplier performance
  • Complexity of categories and projects requires high quality project and program management skills and a proven ability to manage change both internally and externally
Job Requirements:
  • Experience in sourcing both direct and indirect spend categories
  • Knowledge of developments and trends within assigned sourcing categories
  • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills
  • 8-10 years of Procurement related experience
  • NGO experience preferred with understanding of institutional donors’ policies relating to general procurement and management
  • Must have proven project management skills and experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to find solutions and achieve results, the ability to analyze and resolve complex issues and the ability to motivate team members
  • Ability to establish supplier specifications, measure conformance and identify process improvement opportunities that are defined in conjunction with internal customers is critical to this position
  • Driven to meeting or exceeding milestones
  • Ability to provide fact based advice and development of market and industry analysis
  • Has advanced and proven knowledge of procurement industry cost structures and drivers
  • Experience working in Africa desired
  • General knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word as well as experience implementing and using procurement systems
  • Bachelor’s degree required
Working Environment: Office work environment. Regional travel 30%.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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